2016 Events and Special Open Days
Sunday 1st May - 46th Ipswich - Felixstowe Vehicle Road Run
The premier road run in East Anglia! Over 500 vehicles including cars, lorries, motorcycles, buses and military vehicles gather in Christchurch Park and depart at 11.30. They will be on display on Felixstowe Promenade in the afternoon. A magnificent spectacle - and it's free to visit and watch at either end or en-route!
(Note museum is open today - normal admission charges apply).
Bank Holiday Monday 30th May - 'I want to Ride my Bicycle!'
An event focuusing on the 'Two Wheeled' items in our collection. See a Boneshaker, Penny Farthing or a Raleigh Bomber. Reduced admission for visitors who arrive by cycle.
Saturday 25th June - Ipswich Transport & Model Festival (all attraction entry ticket £9.50)
Visit three great attractions on one inclusive ticket - the Transport Museum, The Ipswich Railway Modellers HQ and the Ipswich Model Engineering Society. A free bus service links the sites and Scorail Model Railways using historic vehicles. A modellers dream! Accompanied children £1*. Other attractions en route — see website for details.
10am - 4.30pm (*joint event ticket holders only)
Sundays 7th,14th and 21st August - Free Bus Ride to the Museum from the Town Centre and Railway Station (and back) (standard museum admission charges today)
Leave the car behind and enjoy a leisurely free bus ride to and from the museum. Timetable on our website from early July. Note: if you want to come in the museum, normal admission charges apply. 11am-4pm.
Bank Holiday Monday 29th August - Ride a Fire Engine Day
Get fired up with free rides on the museum's magnificent fire engines and
see other visiting machines. Hear bells ring and sirens scream! A very
popular event! 11am - 4pm.
Saturday 1st October - Classic Vehicles Day
An event celebrating classic cars and light commercials. Includes a special display of visiting vehicles and free bus tours of the local area. 11am-4pm.
Saturday 15th October - Wheels by Lamplight
An unusual and atmospheric event, as enthusiastic collectors illuminate the museum with hundreds of old oil and paraffin lamps. Enjoy a special evening and leave with a warm cosy glow. 5.30pm - 9pm (Please note we cannot admit children to this event).
Sunday 13th November - Classic Buses and Coaches
An event focussing on the buses and coaches from the 1940s to the present day, with
rides on museum and visiting vehicles. 11am – 4pm
Saturday 3rd December - The Christmas Cracker
The final opening day of our season is a family day with a Christmas theme. Seasonal decorations and entertainment in the museum help to get you into the Christmas mood. Open from 11am-4pm.